Fab Five: An Urban Gardens Roundup

April 8, 2016

Wooden Plant Pot An Urban Gardens roundup

Just in case you missed them, here’s a roundup of our last five posts. In this Urban Gardens roundup, you’ll find super cool geometric vases and planters, important conversations about our planet’s future taking place on a small island, a Read More...

Giveaway: The Small But Mighty Meyer Lemon Tree

March 29, 2016

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The small but mighty Meyer Lemon tree is all about versatility–it’s adaptable to many planting conditions and you can do so much with its wonderful fruit.

Due to its small stature, the Meyer Lemon tree does well outside in Read More...

Conversations On a Small Island to Accelerate Positive Change on the Planet

March 26, 2016

Turtle-Island-Solar-Panels-urbangardensweb Turtle Island’s solar farm and five-acre organic garden.

Monica Laurence exudes positive energy and is resolute in her mission to drive conversation toward creating positive change for the planet.

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The creator behind Turtle Talks, a web series project … Read More...

10 Outdoor Furniture Designs To Welcome Spring

March 17, 2016

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As we set our clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time, we also “spring forward” into the warmer season dreaming about enjoying the outdoors. Here are ten of our favorite outdoor furniture designs. Some exist, and some are concepts, but all … Read More...

Floating Cloud Observatory For Urban Rooftops

March 16, 2016

Floating Cloud Observatory For Urban Rooftops

Here’s more design goodness from Spain. Madrid-based architect Carolina González Vives of Fisheye Architecture has designed the ‘floating’ Cloud Observatory, a cooling system to counter the urban heat island effect.

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Her “outdoor restaurant and chill out” space sits atop an … Read More...

This Lamp Grows Plants in Spaces Without Sunlight

March 11, 2016

Plants in Spaces Without Sunlight

As I love double-duty designs for small and light-deprived spaces, Mygdal Plantlight fits the bill functioning as both a light fixture and planter. The lamp is a terrarium-like completely self-sustaining ecosystem where, the designers contend, plants can grow for Read More...

Floating Food Forest to Dock in New York City

March 10, 2016

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A floating food forest on a 50-foot platform made from shipping containers will dock in New York City waters throughout 2016.

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Swale is a collaborative floating urban food project dedicated to rethinking and challenging New … Read More...

Experience 250 Years of Heirloom Vegetables and History in Old Salem, North Carolina

March 8, 2016

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From Winston-Salem’s vibrant contemporary urban center, Old Salem is just a 10 minute drive, yet it’s centuries away. Visitors to the North Carolina historic town travel back 250 years to America’s most authentic and comprehensive collection of 100 eighteenth century Read More...

Fiskars Announces 2016 Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grant Recipients

March 3, 2016

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Now in its 14th year, Fiskars Project Orange Thumb® awards cash and garden tools to community groups across North America and Canada. I am honored to be on their editorial board for the second consecutive year where I helped Read More...

Rooftop Hiking in Stockholm

March 2, 2016

Rooftop Hiking in Stockholm

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What better place to view a beautiful cityscape than from a rooftop? Well you can do just that in Stockholm. Rooftop Tours offers the adventurous an opportunity to experience the Swedish capital’s skyline from 141 feet (47 meters) above.

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As … Read More...

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